MagicBand+ at Disneyland will debut this fall

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

After launching at Walt Disney World this summer, MagicBand+ at Disneyland Resort will make its long-awaited debut this fall, bringing Disney’s wearable technology to the West Coast for the first time.

MagicBand+ at Disneyland
Photos courtesy of Disneyland Resort

No specific launch date has been announced, but MagicBand+ at Disneyland means California park goers will finally be able to take advantage of features like hands-free entry (when connected to a theme park ticket or Magic Key pass), Lightning Lane entrance check-in (separate valid Lightning Lane entry required), and easy linking to Disney PhotoPass photos.

Magic Band+ will allow Disneyland guests to experience the parks in new ways with smart features like color-changing LED lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition that will add extra magic to favorite Disneyland nighttime spectaculars as it pulses with lights and vibrations in sync with special moments during “World of Color,” “Fantasmic!” and other select shows. In addition, guests can personalize their MagicBand+ by selecting unique light colors and adjusting vibration and motion recognition settings when paired to a smartphone through the Disneyland app.

Last but certainly not least, guests will be able to participate in Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters in Black Spire Outpost.

MagicBand+ at Disneyland - Batuu Bounty Hunters

“You’ll be able to explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park like never before with the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters interactive quest,” wrote Disneyland Public Relations Manager Jessica Pineda in the Disney Parks Blog. “Vibrations and lights from your MagicBand+ will help guide you to find virtual bounties across Black Spire Outpost. When you find your bounty, you can use the augmented reality thermal viewer in the Play Disney Parks app to reveal who’s hiding in the shadows, and once your mission is successfully completed, local guild master Raga Bua will reward you with galactic credits.”

MagicBand+ is rechargeable (with the included charging cable), waterproof, and will be available in an assortment of colors and designs; however, features and experiences will vary between Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

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John P October 6, 2022 - 7:37 pm

Do you have to have a magic band to enter the park?
Do we get a magic band when we buy our tickets or is this something else we have to buy?
I personally don’t like the idea of being tracked where I go or what I do.

Samantha Davis-Friedman October 6, 2022 - 7:40 pm

You won’t need a Magic Band to enter the parks, but if you want one, you will need to purchase it.


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